For 2008, Case IH is introducing the most powerful Magnum tractor
in history: the Magnum 335.
Rated at 275 PTO (205 kW) horsepower, with 13 percent power growth
and 47 percent torque rise, the Magnum 335 standard features include:
- Proven 9-litre Case IH engine with new fuel-saving combustion
- A new heavy-duty MFD axle design to bring more power to the
- A new Cat IVN / III hitch and Cat IV drawbar to handle today’s
largest and heaviest implements
The Case IH Magnum 335 is the highest-horsepower Magnum tractor ever introduced, with a 275 PTO hp, 9-litre engine, and high capacity hitch and drawbar for customers pulling heavy implements.
“Growers are pulling larger, heavier implements than ever
to cover more acres,” says Tom Dean, North American marketing
manager for Magnum tractors. “Yet at the same time, we need
to be as fuel-efficient as possible. The new piston design in our
9-litre engine meets increased power requirements, reduces emissions
and gives us up to a 3 percent improvement in fuel economy vs.
the previous 9-litre engine.”
The enhanced 9-litre
engine on the Magnum 335 has a 2100-RPM rated engine speed. This
same fuel-saving 9-litre power plant also is being introduced in
the 275 and 305 series Magnums in 2008, with a rated engine speed
of 2000 RPM. The well-accepted 8.3-litre engine remains standard
on the Magnum 215 and 245.
Customers will get
their first glimpse of the new Magnum 335 at 2007 fall farm shows.
Dean adds that the 2008 model year marks the 20th anniversary of
the revolutionary Magnum tractor, originally introduced as the
7100 series in 1988. To honor this anniversary, all 2008 model
year Magnum tractors are being shipped with a 20-year commemorative
In addition, where previous Magnum tractors came standard
Ready” -- allowing autoguidance to be added in the field -- 2008 models
take the growing popularity of autoguidance one step further with factory-installation
of the complete AFS AccuGuide autoguidance system.
“This is an industry
first for Case IH,” says Dean. “For the
first time we’re shipping tractors with all the autoguidance components
installed right at the factory. Growers are adopting autoguidance at a very fast
pace with smart features and powerful technologies that deliver all the productivity
and profitability our customers expect.”
More pulling power for larger implements
According to Dean, “Case IH is committed to providing customers
with the most powerful, productive, reliable, comfortable tractors
that are technologically advanced yet user-friendly, and the new
Magnum 335 fits the bill.” For example, the 335’s new
front axle design is rated at 14,850 pounds (6735 kg) static capacity
to meet today’s higher ballasting and horsepower requirements.
“The new standard Cat IVN / III hitch – with a lift capacity of
18,900 pounds – is a match for farms moving up to larger mounted
implements,” Dean adds. The convertible quick hitch can be converted
from a Cat IVN to a Cat III and back without removing the quick hitch from
Also standard on the Magnum 335 is a new Cat IV drawbar,
using a two-inch (50 mm) diameter pin to match the increasingly
popular Cat IV towed implements. The Cat IV drawbar offers a vertical
load capacity of 11,000 lbs. (4990 Kg).
The standard transmission on
the Magnum 335 is an 18-speed, Full Powershift 18Fx4R. Other transmission
options for the Magnum 335 include a 19-speed Full Powershift 19Fx4R
with a fuel-saving 19th reduced-RPM transport gear, and a 23-speed
Full Powershift with Shift-through Creeper.
New 30-mph transmission available
In addition, a new 19-speed, 30 mph (50 kph) transmission package
is now available in the Magnum series. The 30-mph package includes
a suspended front axle, trailer brakes, heavy-duty drawbar and
wide front and rear fenders. A number of different 30-mph tire
options are available, including several rear dual tire combinations.
“More and more implements such as tanks and carts are being rated for
30 mph,” says Dean. “This 30-mph package will allow customers to
move from field to field faster and save travel time, especially for those
with large-acreage operations or fields that are spread long distances apart.”
Hydraulic options to handle high-flow implements
Magnum customers also have several new hydraulic options to choose
from to handle their most hydraulically demanding tools such as
large planters, air seeders, and pull-type sprayers. On the new
Magnum 335, standard flow is 46 gpm (175 lpm); the high-flow option
provides 62 gpm (236 lpm); and the new Twin-Flow option offers
a hydraulic flow rate of 78 gpm (297 lpm).
On Magnum 215,
245, 275 and 305 models, standard flow capacity has increased to
44 gpm (166 lpm), and the high-flow option provides 59 gpm (224).
The Twin-Flow hydraulic option on these models is 75 gmp (282 lpm).
Expanded biodiesel compatibility
keeping with the company’s commitment to promote and support
customer-grown renewable fuels, biodiesel fuel can now be used
in all Magnum tractors.
“The use of B5 is fully approved for all models,” Dean says. “In
addition, higher blends of B20 are now approved for all Magnum models, with
adherence to Case IH biodiesel maintenance practices.”
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